Most Durable Apple Notebook

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ChrisBoven, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. ChrisBoven macrumors member

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    Im looking to buy a laptop to tote around campus that can take a real beating, what one is the most durable?
     
  2. JonathanK81 macrumors 6502

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    iBook....definitely
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I'd probably agree, but I find it scratches more than the Powerbook. Less scratches with Powerbook, but you risk denting. I don't take mine anywhere, so it still looks perfect.

    My iBook I never took anywhere, and it still had some faint scratches.
     
  4. ChrisBoven thread starter macrumors member

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    well i have a 15in alumpowerbook, but what ibook is more durable, the clamshell or ice ibooks?
     
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    I am not sure how any laptop computer can take up the never-ending beating every single day without some type of external and internal damages. I take my iBook on the road when I am traveling on business and it is still in a mint condition (I am very fastidious about keeping my machines clean). I have not yet put my PB (2 ALs and 1 Ti) to test on the road as I just want to keep them safe at my place on iCurve stands.

    I think the notebook computer will stay okay as long as you use the proper "padded" laptop bag and be gentle when putting it on and off the desk surface. Of course, no droppage is not recommended to any notebook computer.
     
  7. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    The iBook is designed for it, but I wouldn't buy one now.. wait until April.

    I have taken my PB all over the place and it has stood up to it well. All you need is a skin and a well made backpack and your away....

    I have been reccomended Booq bags on many occassions as people swear by them, but I have a cameraback with a laptop slot that does just nicely.

    The ibook can't take a more severe jolt any more than the PB (well maybe slightly), but it can be shoved in and out of a bag without losing its rugged good looks.
     
  8. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    iBooks are quite durable but I'd also like to put in a vote for the G3 Powerbooks. The Wallstreets are a little heavy to lug around but the Lombards and Pismos are quite durable, small and great note-takers/internet surfers.
     

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